HPS Newsletter - April 2015 - Hyde Park School

Newsletter
April 2015
PRINCIPAL
CONNECTION
Bravo to our wonderful students and staff on their
Spring Concert performance! Our students
demonstrated great stage presence and
awesome singing/dancing skills. This was truly a
team effort.
Thank you to:
 Mr. Messerly for his vision and facilitation of
the Spring Concert,
 Ms. Henry for leading our students in song,
 Dr. Yeager for playing the piano,
 Mr. Wright, Ms. Davis and Ms. Martin for
choreography,
 Mrs. Best for props,
 Mr. Wright for stage management, and
 All teachers for attending and supporting
the arts at Hyde Park School.
INSIDE:
PRINCIPAL CONNECTION
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PTO CONNECTION
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CALENDAR
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VISION & MISSION
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HYDE PARK SCHOOL NEWSLETTER – Continued
Enrichment
Our staff is working towards providing more opportunity to integrate academic,
technology and fine arts content in learning. Here are some fun events our students are
participating in:
 Filmed performance at Shakespeare Festival – April 16, 1-1:30 at Memorial Hall
Stage
 3rd Grade CGA – Yes We Love Cincinnati - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoXQRwuyJE
 Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) has launched the first-ever apps for
Android and Apple retail sites for Cincinnati Public Schools on Wednesday, March
25, 2015. The student-designed apps launched at Hyde Park School at 1:15 p.m.
The app – “Sweet Revenge” – feature local businesses and PIE case partner, The
BonBonerie. You can download the game Sweet Revenge (PIE Media) today.
“Sweet Revenge” was designed by last year’s 4th grade CGA students. In this
classic tower defense game, students must stop an approaching army of ants from
eating their cake. Every 10 ants destroyed allows the student to purchase an
additional “donut blaster” to stop the ants.
Xavier offers a summer reading program. See link for more information
http://www.xavier.edu/reading/Summer-Reading-Program.cfm
Staffing
Hyde Park School will add new staff for the upcoming school year:
 Erica Lee will be our new kindergarten teacher. She has taught preschool at Hyde
Park School for the last 3 years.
 Kristen Zhukov will join our 1st grade team. She is currently teaching 1st grade at
Kilgour and has a license in early childhood education with a reading
endorsement.
 Kathy Carroll will teach 2nd grade. She currently teaches 2nd grade at Riverview
Academy and has served as a district-wide consulting teacher and evaluator.
 Amy Roberts will teach 4th grade neighborhood. She is currently a 4th grade
teacher at John P. Parker. She has an elementary education license and a Master
of Arts in Reading and Writing.
 Bailey Trentman will join the HPS paraprofessional team. She has worked in our
preschool for the last 2 years.
The following teachers have been reassigned for next school year:
 Ms. Martin and Ms. Davis will teach 3rd grade neighborhood next year.
 Dr. Yeager will be at HPS 5 days a week.
We are thrilled with the changes and expansion of our teaching staff.
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PARENT CONNECTION
FUNDRAISERS
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Spring Celebration 2015. Tickets are now on sale for the Hyde Park School Spring Celebration!
This adult-only event is our primary fundraiser for the year, supporting HPS’s unique programs
and wonderful staff.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 16, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the 20th Century Theater
in Oakley. Event highlights include:
o Live music by Jazzopolis
o Classroom basket raffle
o A friendly game of “52”
o An amazing silent auction, including a week-long stay in the beautiful Les Cheneaux
Islands, Michigan and fun teacher-led experiences (See below.)
It’s a great time to socialize and meet other HPS parents and supporters! RSVP today at
www.hpspto.org.
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Teacher-Led Experiences. Feeling artsy? How about a special private tour of the Cincinnati
Art Museum for your child and friends with Mrs. Cameron?
Perhaps Shakespeare in the Park and a gourmet picnic dinner with Mr. Messerly and Dr.
Yeager is more your child's style.
Is your child the sporty type? Your child and a couple friends could win a trip to see the U.C.
Football team practice in Clifton with Dr. Cohen? Or they can cheer on the Reds with the
opportunity to go to a game with Ms. Roberts.
And the fun doesn’t stop there. There will be even more amazing teacher experiences to bid
on ... and one special principal package at the Spring Celebration Thursday, April 16! Make
sure you get your tickets at www.hpspto.org today!
KUDOS
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Spring Celebration Sponsors. A big thank you to all of our wonderful corporate and family
sponsors! Your support is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing everyone at the
event.
Paint it Forward. Thanks to all who volunteered and donated. Paint It Forward was a success
with over $1,200 collected to be put toward the purchase of physical education equipment.
A special thank you to the Varatta family for organizing the event!
CHECK US OUT ONLINE
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Read the latest PTO news and information on our new website at hydeparkschoolpto.org or
find us on Facebook at Hyde Park School PTO.
ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS
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Please email your PTO article suggestions for the HPS Newsletter to Julie Whiteley at
[email protected] Articles must be emailed before the 15th of each month for
submission into the following month’s Newsletter. The Newsletter is distributed for the exclusive
use and convenience of Hyde Park School and not for the marketing purposes or other
mass/group promotions outside of Hyde Park School.
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Calendar
HYDE PARK SCHOOL’S
VISION:
Hyde Park School gives every
student the opportunity to
achieve exceptional results
through its community
school and district gifted
program.
HYDE PARK SCHOOL’S
MISSION:
To develop compassionate,
engaged students who are
HAPPY to be at school.
Hyde Park School
3401 Edwards Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513-363-2800
HTTP://HYDEPARK.CPS-K12.ORG
MARCH
 3/30 – 4/3 – No School - Spring Break
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APRIL
4/7 – 5th & 6th Overnight at Camp Kern
4/8 – 2ND & 3RD Grades to HP Library
4/9 – Kdg. to HP Library
4/14 – 3rd Grade CGA to HP Library
4/14 – 5th Grade to iSpace
4/14 – 6th Gr. to Islamic Ctr./Sharon Woods
4/15 – Kdg. to Children’s Theatre
4/16 – PTO’s HPS Spring Celebration
4/17 – 1st Grade to Sharon Woods
4/17 – PreSchool to Zoo
4/21 – 5th Grade to iSpace
4/22 – Band Concert – 6pm
4/22 – 6th Grade to Music Hall
4/24 – Kdg. to Zoo
4/24-4/25 – 2nd/3rd Gr. Overnight at Zoo
4/29 – Suzuki Solos Concert – 6pm
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MAY
5/1 – Preschool Closed for Conferences
5/1 – 1st Gr. Literary Tea - 2:30 – 3:15
5/6 - 2ND & 3RD Grades to HP Library
5/7 – 4th Grade to HP Library
5/8 – K-3 Rosey Reader Celebration
5/11 – 3rd Gr. CGA to COSI
5/12 - 3rd Grade CGA to HP Library
5/14 - Kdg. to HP Library
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